>> six years. >> in district heights md., 8 voting machines went down. >> they have had for years to coordinate all of this. >> an elderly man collapsed in this line. >> they did not offer a place for the seniors. >> in crystal city, volume was the problem. >> everyone has a sense that their vote actually counts. >> back here at the kennedy rec center, they are fortunate because they have been able to this morning, we did see some of those lines began to spill outdoors and it is frigid outside. election officials say based on the numbers of 2008, 22,000 early voters, 53,000.